Stay active outdoors this winter

Cross-country skiing It’s smooth sailing at Brooks Nature Center in Marshall, where flat trails take you through prairie and woodland by Stuart Lake. It’s recommended for skiing and snow shoes. Word of advice: GPS isn’t always accurate for finding Brooks, so make sure it takes you to the…

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Festive cheer is here in Calhoun County

Holiday events have returned with a bang. There’s a fun experience for anyone who needs some festive cheer. Parades Nov. 18: Battle Creek Christmas parade It’s your first chance to see Santa. Find a spot near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and McCamly Street – the parade starts rolling at…

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Plan your own Cozy Fall Crawl

The weather may be blustery, but it’s a good excuse to get cozy. We recommend taking a cozy fall crawl in Calhoun County. Step one: Go to the farm Find fall decorations at Bosserd Family Farm in Marshall. All of the gourds, wreaths and pumpkins will give you that harvest season feeling. They…

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Calhoun County Fair: What you need to know

Here’s the Important Questions About the Calhoun County Fair Saddle up, because the Calhoun County Fair gates open up on Saturday, Aug. 13. While it’s a big week for everyone who has been baking, making and growing throughout the year, the county fair is still a celebration for everyone. Try…

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Road trip on a budget

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Hit the road for Calhoun County and have fun without breaking the bank. Camp at Fort Custer Camping is not only a Michigan tradition, it’s a great deal for an overnight stay. As a state park, Fort Custer Recreation Area is super affordable when you have a…

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10 Big Summer Events (That Aren’t Cereal Fest)

While Cereal Fest really kicks off summer here in Calhoun County, it’s only the beginning of the fun. Here are 10 events you should put on your calendar: Juneteenth Juneteenth has been celebrated in Battle Creek for decades. Join the tradition June 16-17 with activities for the entire family. Go…

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Choose your own Skylark Ridge adventure

I knew I had the coolest job in the world when my boss asked me to test out the new Skylark Ridge rope and zipline course at Binder Park Zoo. The first time you lay eyes on the structure, you will feel awestruck too! The course is unlike any normal ropes and zipline course: it is a large…

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Make Station 66 part of your fall tradition

Station 66 is the perfect break on your leaf-peeping drives. It’s located on M-66, where the country roads look the best in fall. The small country store is in a building that was once a gas station in the 1940s. It has kept the vintage charm, while selling products from Michigan farms. A…

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It’s Grrrrreat: Cereal Fest returns

Free breakfast isn’t the only thing served up at the National Cereal Festival in downtown Battle Creek. Join us for a sweet day of fun on June 10. Why cereal? This is the town where the Kellogg brothers found a way to make the first meal of the day fast, easy and vegetarian. In 1894, they…

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